Rios Presidente Hotel
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Hola, como estas?? It was hard to believe that after 12months of planning, we were finally in Copacabana :-) praise God for smooth sailing so far :-)We started our day searching for a supermarket to get some supplies. Once business was taken care of we headed to the beach for a surf and some beach soccer. Copacabana beach is filled with soccer, volleyball and tennis courts, not to mention ...
... to traffic. We were the only English speakers on board although one guy did know a few words which we discovered when we got to the stadium. We stayed close. The stadium holds 58000 people and will be where the World Cup final is held in a few months. The game was between an Argentinian team (Leon) and the local Flamengo team. They were in red and black and the supporters were as one eyed as Cantabrians! The game was ok but the atmosphere and crowd participation ...
... can head to the centre and feel like you are kind of in New Orleans with the colonial architecture and fancy iron balconies. I can see why this is such a destination. This city has a lot to offer.
One of the reasons that I was excited to get to Rio is to meet up with a friend from Nicaragua. When I volunteered in Nica, the woman that oversaw the program at the time was Raquel. We called her our "Nica mom" as she took care of all ...
... thousands of people. Spotlessly clean and a hive of activity by chair hirers, sellers of bikinis, hats, drinks, and more, it is a happy and surprisingly safe place. The forthcoming World Cup this year has added new life into this dynamic city. We spent time watching the volleyball matches, tennis matches, and wandered down the promenade watching the world pass by and my goodness-what a ...
... for the cable car tour up Sugar Loaf Mountain in the morning so we'll see what happens.
It's a very cloudy day but much better than yesterday apparently! They'd had a tremendous storm, which was why our flight couldn't land, but it's still very warm. The view from our room is across the whole of Copacabana beach & to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer ( but only when it's clear, which isn't very often apparently).